Do you ship electronics with a rechargeable battery? If so, it is very likely that the battery is a lithium battery. Lithium batteries power most mobile devices and portable electronics. Due to recent safety concerns, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has tightened the regulations on shipping these goods. DHL has developed several guidance materials to ensure compliance with the new regulations. Preferred Shipping is here to help you navigate these changes and ship lithium batteries properly.
Summary of Regulations:
When do regulations apply?
- Lithium Batteries are packed and shipped as individual items (loose/bulk). Example: Loose Batteries/Power bank
- Lithium Batteries are packed separately but shipped with equipment in the same box. Example: A cell phone with a replaceable Lithium Battery
- Lithium Batteries are contained or installed in equipment and therefore shipped in the same box. Example: A computer tablet with an integrated Lithium Battery within the device that cannot be removed or replaced by the user
Will DHL accept defective or damaged batteries?
Overview for lithium ion:
Download the complete guide from DHL here.